The ASE Planetary Congress


The Planetary Congress is ASE's primary forum for professional exchange among U.S., Russian and international astronauts and cosmonauts. It is designed to promote the exchange of space flight experiences and technical information concerning space operations, scientific research, mission development and astronaut training. ASE members meet to review and discuss developments in their respective space programs, to evaluate existing ASE programs and plan future ASE activities. The week-long Congress affords a unique opportunity for communication between members of the international space community, government agencies and the public.

At its Planetary Congress, the Association of Space Explorers presents its Planetary Award, the Crystal Helmet, to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and understanding of the theme subject of that year's Congress. ASE also awards Leonov Medallions to honor notables who have contributed greatly to the mission of the Association of Space Explorers | See the list of awardees

 

I Congress
Cernay, France
1985
The Home Planet
Award: Jacques-Yves Cousteau

 

II Congress
Budapest, Hungary
1986
Towards Space Civilization
Award: Gerard O'Neill/Oleg Gazenko

 

III Congress
Mexico City, Mexico
1987
The Next Generation in Space
Award: Thomas Paine

 

IV Congress
Sofia, Bulgaria
1988
Space and Evolution
Award: Boris Raushenbakh

 

V Congress
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1989
Space for Earth
Award: Yash Pal

 

VI Congress
Groningen, The Netherlands
1990
Space Brings People Together
Award: H.C. Van de Hulst

 

VII Congress
Berlin, Germany
1991
Space Has No Boundaries
Award: Hans Dietrich Genscher

 

VIII Congress
Washington, DC
1992
To Mars Together
Award: Isaac Asimov

 

IX Congress
Vienna, Austria
1993
Space for Life
Award: Hermann Bondi

 

X Congress
Moscow, Russia
1994
Space and Ecology
Award: Yuri Gagarin (posthumous)

 

XI Congress
Warsaw, Poland
1995
Space & Contemporary Society
Award: Stanislaw Lem

 

XII Congress
Montreal, Canada
1996
Cooperation in Space-Progress for Humanity
Award: Nicolas Matte

 

XIII Congress
San Jose, Costa Rica
1997
Space Technology for Sustainable Development
Award: Jose Maria Figueres

 

XIV Congress
Brussels, Belgium
1998
Space and Education-A Message to the Youth
Award: Edith Cresson

 

XV Congress
Bucharest, Romania
1999
Space and Astronomy -Toward the New Millennium
Award: V.N. Constantinescu

 

XVI Congress
Madrid, Spain
2000
A New Space for Humanity
Award: HRH The Prince of Asturias

 

XVII Congress
Almaty, Kazakhstan
2001
Gateway to Space Exploration and Environmental Protection
Award: Nursultan Nazarbayev

 

XVIII Congress
Tokyo, Japan
2003
Learning From Space, Enriching World Culture
Award: Lorna L. Onizuka

 

XIX Congress
Salt Lake City, U.S.A
2005
Our Destiny in Space: Worlds Without Borders
Award: ASTP Crew

  XX Congress
Edinburgh, Scotland
2007

50 Years in Space - Launching into the Future
Award: Professor Ken Pounds
  XXI Congress
Seattle, Washington, USA
2008
Exploring Space, Inspiring Planetary Stewardship
Award: William E. Boeing, Jr.

 

XXII Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
2009
Space – Opportunities for All
Award: Boris Valnichek
  XXIII Congress
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010

1 Planet, 1 Hope, 1 Future
Award: Mahathir Mohamad
  XXIV Congress
Moscow, Russia
2011

He Invited Us All Into Space
Award: Boris Chertok

 

XXV Congress
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012
Space Technology for a Knowledge Based Society
Award: Charles Elachi


  XXVI Congress
Cologne, Germany
2013

Citizens of Space – Stewards of Earth
Award: Heinz Riesenhuber

  XXVII Congress
Beijing, China
September 10-15, 2014

Cooperation – Realizing Humanity's Space Dreams Together
Award: Wang Yongzh
i

 

XXVIII Congress
Stockholm, Sweden
September 20-27, 2015

  XXIX Congress
Vienna, Austria
October 3-7, 2016